Books and Articles

  • Frank, D., J. Galloway, and K. Assmus, 2005, The life cycle of a mineral deposit—a teacher’s guide for hands-on mineral education activities, US Geological Survey General Information Product 17, 40 pp.
  • Hausel, W. D., 2014, A Guide to Finding Gemstones, Gold, Minerals, and Rocks, Gemhunter Publications, Gilbert, AZ, 370 pp.
  • Long, K. R., B. S. Van Gosen, N. K. Foley, and Daniel Cordier, 2010, The principal rare earth elements deposits of the United States—a summary of domestic deposits and a global perspective, US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5220, 96 pp.
  • Skinner, Brian J., 1989, Mineral Resources of North America, In: A. W. Bally and A. R. Palmer eds., The Geology of North America—An Overview, Vol. A, The Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, pp. 575 - 584.


Minerals of the Northwest Central

  • Beckwith, J. A., 1972, Gem Minerals of Idaho, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID, 129 pp.
  • Hausel, W. D., 2009, Gems, Minerals & Rocks of Wyoming: A Guide for Rock Hounds, Prospectors & Collectors, W. Dan Hausel Geological Consulting LLC, Gilbert, AZ, 176 pp.
  • Hausel, W. D., and E. J. Hausel, 2011, Gold: A Field Guide for Prospectors and Geologists (Wyoming and Nearby Regions), Dan Hausel Geological Consulting, Gilbert, AZ, 366 pp.
  • Ream, L., 2012, Gem Trails of Idaho & Western Montana, Gem Guide Books, Upland, CA, 256 pp.
  • Rygle, K. J., 2011, Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide: Where & How to Dig, Pan and Mine Your Own Gems & Minerals, 5th edition, GemStone Press, Woodstock, VT, 200 pp.
  • Wilson, Anna B., and Ed DeWitt, 1995, Maps showing metallic mineral districts and mines in the Black Hills, South Dakota and Wyoming, US Geological Survey Miscellaneous
  • Investigations Series, Map I-2455, 72 pp., 1 map. [PDF]
  • USGS Minerals Yearbook, Volume II—Area Reports: Domestic, State and Territory Chapters. (State-by-state information about mineral mining and production.)
  • See also Resources in Chapter 2: Rocks.